Sign of the times

As public panic continues over Flint’s water crisis, some township businesses have posted notices to clear up any doubt about where their water comes from. This roadside sign, prominently displayed in front of Walnut Square Apartments on North Linden Road, lets prospective tenants know that its water supply is not from Flint. Genesee Valley Center also has a notice posted […]

Heller’s column to appear monthly in the View

Beginning this week, former Flint Journal and MLive columnist Andrew Heller will write a monthly column to appear in the Genesee County View Newspapers and the Davison Index. Heller has been writing his column for Genesee County readers since 1989 and has won some 20 awards for his work. His column has appeared statewide and he has three books to […]

Interest in township name change resurfaces

FLINT TWP. — Welcome to West Haven? Grandview Heights? Garland Township? Those are some of the new names for Flint Township that have been bandied about in the past. Interest in changing the township’s name surfaced in the 1950s, 1970s and most recently in 2012 but never came to fruition. Now township officials may once again consider the idea. In […]

Twp. hires assistant assessor

FLINT TWP. — By a vote of 5-2, the township board has hired Paula Dotson as its new deputy assessor. Assessor William Fowler said that after an extensive search, internally and externally, Dotson was selected from four applicants. Two were from Genesee County and two from Oakland County. Dotson is currently the interim deputy assessor for the City of Flint […]

Community papers are still on the frontline

This is my first column for the View newspapers. I’m thrilled to be here. Here’s why: Long ago as a young reporter for a medium-size newspaper, I used to cover schools in tiny towns stuck way out in the middle of cornfields, little places without stoplights. Real Nowheresvilles. At the time I wondered why. “Who the heck cares about school […]

Recall petition language approved

Citizen group hopes to unseat 2 Swartz Creek School Board members

ALL AREAS — The three-member Election Commission has approved petition language in a recall effort against Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education Vice President Brian Sepanak and Secretary Stacey Glynn. Neither Sepanak nor Glynn had decided whether they would appeal the commission’s ruling. The citizen organization now must collect about 2,359 signatures from registered voters within the school district, […]

In brief

Kindergarten Round Up for Carman-Ainsworth Schools FLINT TWP. — Do you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall? If your child turns age 5 by September 1, 2016, please plan to attend kindergarten registration at the elementary school in your service area. If you are not sure which one to attend, contact any C-A elementary […]

Seven new police cars purchased

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has authorized the purchase of seven new vehicles for the Police Department at a total cost of $226,848. Purchasing the four patrol cars and three administrative vehicles is included in the 2016 budget, said Police Chief George Sippert. Four 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicles will be purchased at $37,727 each for a total […]

Chrome & Ice draws more than 2,400 guests

FLINT — Back to the Bricks organizers hoped bringing in some of the country’s hottest cars would be a great way to kick off the new Chrome & Ice indoor winter car show, and they certainly weren’t disappointed. More than 2,400 people attended this year’s inaugural event, held Feb. 12-14 at the Dort Federal Event Center in Burton. This year’s […]

Kildee hosts roundtable for small business

FLINT — The Michigan Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority and special guest Congressman Dan Kildee, will host a free interactive event on Friday, Feb. 19 for small business owners to discuss key workforce issues impacting Michigan small business owners such as paid sick leave, family medical leave policies and raising the […]